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How to Benefit from the Shortcomings of IoT

How to Benefit from the Shortcomings of IoT

July 12, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers the advanced connectivity of devices and services by connecting the physical world to the virtual world in the exchange of data in real-time. Despite the many promising opportunities IoT offers, it is still surrounded by many misconceptions that lead professionals to ignore its promise. Many of these misconceptions are wrong and do not encapsulate the actual issues surrounding IoT. The following is taken from an article from Redmond Channel Partner, in which Howard Cohen explains many of the problems with IoT and how Microsoft partners can actually offer solutions to these problems and benefit in the process. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Before moving on to the real problems, let’s begin with the misconceptions surrounding IoT:Read More

How to Choose the Right MSP

How to Choose the Right MSP

July 11, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

When looking for additional help on the technology side of your business, a Managed Service Provider may be the help you need. Managed service providers (MSPs) are companies that can manage IT services for a company through the Web. In an article from Redmond, Scott Bekker explains many of the reasons for using an MSP, as well as questions to consider so that you can choose the right one for your company. The following is excerpted from his article, Picking the Right MSP. To read the full text, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Starting off, you must consider what you want to get out of an MSP.

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How to use Flash Fill in Microsoft Excel

How to use Flash Fill in Microsoft Excel

July 6, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

You are probably familiar with Excel’s very powerful Autofill feature (if not, learn more about Autofill here and then read on). However, did you know there is a similar feature that is equally useful called Flash Fill?

Say you have information in Excel not formatted the way you need it to be and going through the entire list manually to correct it seems daunting. In this case, Flash Fill can do the work for you.

What is Flash Fill?

You use the Flash Fill feature to automatically fill-in values in one column from information referenced from another, adjacent column (extract, combine/concatenate, insert characters, reverse data, change case, format, etc.).Read More

Centriq Training Launches Information Technology Career Boot Camp in St. Louis

Centriq Training Launches Information Technology Career Boot Camp in St. Louis

June 27, 2017 in Centriq News / by Centriq Training

Country’s Longest Running Entry-Level Training Program Offers Both Coding and Networking.

ST. LOUIS (June 27, 2017) – Centriq Training, the Midwest’s largest information technology training company, is introducing their IT Career Training Program to St. Louis.

Established in 2005, Centriq’s IT Career Training Program is the longest running, most experienced entry-level technology training program, or boot camp, in the country. It is also the only one to offer students the option of learning either development (coding) or networking. Registration is now open for both four-month programs, with the first networking class starting on August 14 and the first coding class on September 11. Graduates of both programs will be ready to enter the job market by the end of 2017.Read More

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – June 2017

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – June 2017

June 26, 2017 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Centriq Training

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does Centriq’s Career Program train you for IT jobs, but we also assist with IT job placements immediately after graduation and throughout your career.

The following alumni have recently changed jobs … find them on LinkedIn and congratulate them! Or, if you’re looking to make a change yourself, send them a message to see if there are any other open positions at their new company.

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Microsoft and Google Gain Ground on AWS

Microsoft and Google Gain Ground on AWS

June 19, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Although there are many cloud computing vendors in the marketplace, some of the major players are making strong moves towards the top. In an article taken from Redmond Channel Partner, Jeffrey Schwartz describes the increasing usage of Microsoft and Google’s respective cloud platforms. The following is taken from Schwartz, article, Microsoft, Google Gaining on AWS, But Not Quickly Enough. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

As the current cloud field stands, leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be ceding some market share to Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), but the challengers still have a lot of ground to make up. Among the big three public cloud infrastructure providers, Microsoft Azure has clearly established itself as No. 2. Considering that it’s a distant second, Azure has gained considerable ground on Amazon Web Services over the past year. While Azure still has a reasonable lead over the Google Cloud Platform, the latter has also grown significantly.As the competitors move closer, AWS remains poised to hold on to its clear lead. The RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report shows that 57 percent of customers are currently running applications in AWS, the same number as last year. Meanwhile, 34 percent are running apps in Azure, compared with 20 percent last year; and 15 percent are using GCP, up from 10 percent last year.Read More

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – May 2017

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – May 2017

May 31, 2017 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Centriq Training

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does Centriq’s Career Program train you? or IT jobs, but we also assist with IT job placements immediately after graduation and throughout your career.

The following alumni have recently changed jobs … find them on LinkedIn and congratulate them! Or, if you’re looking to make a change yourself, send them a message to see if there are any other open positions at their new company.

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